Consider Australia for your Holiday Travel

G’day!  Xan here as guest editor of our DUE blog.  In this post, we are sharing some of the many reasons we love holiday travel Australia.  Certainly, for most people the period between Christmas and NYE is a break from work and schooling, so it makes a perfect time to get away, whether you’re a couple or family.  It’s definitely not too early to start making your plans and below are ideas to inspire you and get you excited for your trip!

New Year’s Eve

Every NYE, Sydney Harbour fills up with boatfuls of revelers, immersed in the fireworks extravaganza happening overhead. Rent a boat and bring your own bubbles, set up a moonlit picnic on the beach and pregame the show, or spend the evening at a waterfront restaurant by the Sydney Harbour Bridge for a front-row seat at one of the world’s biggest fireworks displays.

Start planning now, airfare will be through the roof! Get a taste of the excitement:


Amazing Weather


South Australia is the perfect destination for your next holiday. With it’s Mediterranean climate, South Australia experiences warm, dry summers and mild winters. No matter where you visit, it’s perfect holiday weather! Check out one of our favorite luxury South Australia itineraries:


Who Doesn’t Love a Festival?!


I don’t know about you, but here in Chicago, every weekend in the summer is jam packed with festivals, and the same can be said for Australia.  No matter where you are in Australia, there’s always a festival to be found. Summer in Australia (November – March) is the peak time to find the best festivals. No matter what you’re interested in (music, art, food, beer, wine, air ballooning, etc.) you’ll find like-minded souls ready to celebrate the good things in life! Check out our favorite food and wine festivals here:


The Great Outdoors


Australia is an outdoor lover’s playground. Home to many diverse ecosystems, you’ll find loads of outdoor excursions that will captivate and entertain you. From exploring the rainforest and experiencing the Red Center, to diving the Great Barrier Reef and four wheel driving along coastal beaches, or even skiing the Victorian Alps. There’s no place like Australia.


Sydney Opera House


What better way to spend your next Australian holiday, than touring the iconic Sydney Opera House? Home to four performance companies, 2 bars, several restaurants, and the best location, this is a must-see for any traveler’s bucket list! Did you know that it’s also an UNESCO World Heritage site?


Great Barrier Reef


Whether you’re traveling solo, as a couple, or with the family, the Great Barrier Reef has got to be on your itinerary! Offering loads of amazing activities and natural wonders, the Great Barrier Reef is made up of thousands of individual reefs, hundreds of islands, and an amazingly diverse ecosystem. There’s so much to explore!


Wild & Beautiful Tasmania – Featured Australia Package – D287
For the ultimate wildlife experience, check out our Tasmania Australia Vacation package! This vacation is for the active traveler, featuring one of the Great Walks and a Tasmania Wildlife Excursion. Learn more here: